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Winners Announced for 2017 Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K

Louisville, Ky. – September 30, 2017 – With more than 1,300 registered participants, the Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K went off this morning under cool and sunny conditions. The Great Pumpkin 10K was held in The Parklands of Floyds Fork; it is the second race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s three-race Fall Runathon Series.

Constantine Matsakis of Ellicott City, Md., won the men’s division in a time of 33:11.65, ahead of second-place finisher Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time 35:30.73. Chelsea Vane of Ellicott City, Md., won the women’s division in 39:34.35 beating Andrea Doogs of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 40:26.07. Vane also won the 2017 Louisville pure tap® 5k, the first race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s Fall Runathon series.

The top finishers in the 2017 Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K:

MEN’S DIVISION

First Place: Constantine Matsakis of Ellicott City, Md., with a time of 33:11.65

Second Place: Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky.,  with a time of 35:30.73

Third Place: Robert Baldridge of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 35:57.22

WOMEN’S DIVISION

First Place: Chelsea Vane of Ellicott City, Md., with a time of 39:34.35

Second Place: Andrea Doogs of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 40:26.07

Third Place: Amanda Taylor of Prospect, Ky., with a time of 41:52.65

Complete race results can be found by clicking HERE

Contributing sponsors of the 2017 Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K are: Norton Sports Health, Louisville Water Company, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bandy Carroll Hellige, Dean’s Milk, Powerade, Sternberg Truck & Van Rental, USA Image, The Voice-Tribune, Whole Foods, and WDRB Media.

Race support was provided by Norton Sports Health and Louisville Water Company.

The Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K is the second race of the Louisville Sports Commission Fall Runathon, a series of three fall running races that provides unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers. The series began with the Louisville pure tap® 5K on Sept. 9 and concludes with the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on Oct. 21, which starts and ends on Main Street, and winds through the fall foliage of Cherokee Park, one of Louisville’s most scenic parks.